Star Wars #2

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 42
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

•  The Rebel assault on Cymoon 1 continues!
•  Luke Skywalker - cornered by Darth Vader!
•  Han, Leia, and the others - trapped!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 5, 2015

    Star Wars continues to be a must read for fans of the franchise, with the exciting action, and wonderful character likeness (both visually and scripted) astounding. The dramatic plot, and gripping exchange of dialogue also proves captivating, making this a comic well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 4, 2015

    Jason Aaron continues to find the right mix of action, adventure, and humor while also throwing in some bigger and impressive moments. There are some parts that feel bigger than the movies but Aaron's writing and John Cassaday's art makes it work nicely. Despite any limitations being set between Episodes IV and V, there is still plenty of action, suspense, and even some fun. This series is proving to be a great addition to the characters and events we know and love. This book makes me feel like a kid again. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 8, 2015

    The story by Jason Aaron works perfectly with the stunning artwork by John Cassaday - as a long-time fan, I just kept smiling through the whole story. The next one can't get here fast enough! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Feb 13, 2015

    This issue was not as pristine as the last one, however. A couple of instances made me pause. When Luke eventually gets his lightsaber back (not a spoiler, he has it in Empire), it’s too easy. It seems too convenient. The only other problem I had was with the cover. Don’t get me wrong, the cover looks awesome. I don’t doubt for a second what it is trying to represent. That being said, Chewbacca isn’t in the book at all, and Han is never outside of an AT-AT. Is that a little bit nit-picky? Yes, yes it is. But even with those two small problems, this is still easily a great addition to Star Wars canon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Feb 10, 2015

    Visually, this was a truly stunning comic. Artist John Cassaday proves up to the task of making the Star Wars universe one of the prettiest comics to look at. His line work is sharp and clean, with a great amount of facial detail that perfectly captured the likeness of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 4, 2015

    I think the other reason why Star Wars works as well as it does is because of the photorealistic style of John Cassaday. Admittedly, some will find some of the facial expressions a little inconsistent (or in the case of Luke and Han's brow lines, maybe too consistent), but if you're looking to tap into the youthful nostalgia of this franchise, you want the characters to look the way we remember them. Where Cassaday truly excels, of course, is in the action sequences, particularly the way that he stages a volley of blaster fire, or the way a speeder zips across the page. Colorist Laura Martin especially sells the brightness of the lasers or short-circuiting machinery, really making these moments pop. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Feb 4, 2015

    Solid issue with some increasingly interesting setup to a hopefully great story arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Chris William Feb 8, 2015

    The story is well written, fast paced and smart, we all know these heroes live but there remains enough suspense to keep the reader on edge throughout. This book oozes nostalgia which will endure it to any fan of the original movies. Queue John Williamss original score and enjoy, Star Wars is back and better than ever under the Marvel banner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Feb 9, 2015

    All in all, Im still loving this series (I know its only two issues in), and not just because its Star Wars, but because its actually good Star Wars. The biggest compliment I can pay the team that put this issue together is that the majority is content I would love to see animated or in live action. Thats how good these pages look and feel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 5, 2015

    This is title is a must-read for Star Wars fans of all ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 4, 2015

    Star Wars #2 takes what worked in the first issue and keeps it going, Jason Aaron and John Cassaday turning in some quality storytelling. These guys know Star Wars, and while there may be some disagreement in how closely it adheres, it's a darn fine book no matter how you lightsaber slice it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 8, 2015

    The storyline here is still fairly thin as it's a mission gone wrong and we now just have everyone trying to survive and escape before things go boom on a bigger scale, but it has a sense of fun and smoothness about it that keeps it fluid and engaging with a nice touch of humor as well. As much as it makes me cringe, I also chuckled at seeing Han trying to stomp on Vader since he's still in denial about the Force being real. I rather liked that bit with the Stormtrooper that saw Vader without his helmet and just the way it played out, but I didn't care for seeing "action" Vader with the way he moves sometimes as it's just unnatural in its design. There are likely continuity issues that will drive others batty, and will stress me a little from time to time as well, but the trick is try and not make everything fit perfectly and just enjoy the ride with what we have here, which is what Aaron and Cassaday are doing in great form here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Feb 6, 2015

    Star Wars #2 has proved that the first issue was very much not a one-off and you can expect this kind of consistent quality going forward. The excellent creative team is on fire here and there are some great cinematic moments to be had in this book that really add to the feel of this being a Star Wars comic. Theres a lot of interesting moments to be had here with some very good pacing that doesnt slow down and the writing remains top-notch throughout. On the whole then, if by any reason that youre not already reading this book, then you should certainly go and check out the first two issues now, because theyre just awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 4, 2015

    If you’re a Star Wars fan and you aren’t reading this comic yet, you’re making a huge mistake. This is a Star Wars comic that feels like a movie due to its cinematic art, adventurous tone and great renditions of the characters we know and love. Marvel hit the mark with their first Star Wars series that continues to impress in its sophomore issue. The only thing holding this series back is an underwhelming portrayal of Darth Vader, but that’s quite a small complaint in comparison to all the praise I can give this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 7, 2015

    This comic is as pure and as awesome as a Star Wars comic could be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 4, 2015

    Star Wars #2 is a ton of fun if you are looking for an adventure that captures the spirit and tone of the original trilogy. Aaron and Cassaday are channeling the magic of the original films very well and giving readers a comic that is very true to what makes Star Wars great. I laughed, I heard the music, and I got excited to read more. This is a big, booming adventure featuring some of the most iconic characters of all time and I can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 7, 2015

    Star Wars is proving to be a fun read. This comic book definitely is catering towards the masses with exciting scenes and easy-to-follow plots. All of the core characters are playing a role in this opening arc and it is proving to be a run ride. I recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Feb 8, 2015

    Of course we all know how this is going to play out, so for me Star Wars reads more like a fan fiction than a normal comic book. But that's okay. Seeing Vader being bad-ass, Luke growing, Han being a scoundrel and Leia being an even bigger bad-ass was just plain fun to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Feb 5, 2015

    We are two issues in and the comic book is living up to all of my expectations. This truly feels like a Star Wars book. The characters are exactly what you remember fromA New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The casual throw backs and hints to future developments leave the reader with a nostalgic feeling that really makes this comic enjoyable. Overall, I would recommend this comic book issue to everyone. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Feb 6, 2015

    A book that is finding its way into greatness. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Latest Pull - Andrija Djokic Feb 5, 2015

    “Star Wars #2″ is a fun, action packed comic full of Force, lasers, lightsabers, Stormtroopers, and aliens; it's all we love about Star Wars, and, although flawed, it's a must buy for fans of the EU. Hopefully in the upcoming issues we'll see some character development and familiar faces, but this comic feels like it belongs, neatly placed in the new canon. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 4, 2015

    A good second issue that's exciting and action packed, but a little light on the meaningful character work seen in the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 6, 2015

    Aaron and Cassaday are clearly having fun with this adventure. They insert enthusiasm and intrigue into this tale, giving readers a fun adventure that nicely adds to the blossoming galaxy far, far away. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Moargeek - Matt Lyons Feb 14, 2015

    Another serviceable, if not great, issue from Star Wars' return to Marvel comics. The seeds of something more interesting are sown with the Luke and Darth Vader story, but we're left exploring previously-treaded territory. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Feb 6, 2015

    Overall, Star Wars #2 is somewhat of a step down from the first issue, which was already solid but not spectacular. Two issues is too soon to make any large judgments, but I really hope that Aaron and Cassaday soon start revealing where the story is going and why its important. Otherwise, the hype and promising start of Marvels Star Wars may lose its luster. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 5, 2015

    The ideas are here, but the end result needs work. Nowhere near the caliber of a Dark Horse comic. Marvel, make this better. Read Full Review

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